Tag Archive | "antitrust"

Press Release

Consumer Watchdog Urges Federal Trade Commission To File Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Android Operating System Abuses

CONTACT: , 310-392-0522 x317

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog Urges Federal Trade Commission To File Antitrust Charges Against Google Over Android Operating System Abuses

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today urged the Federal Trade Commission to file antitrust charges against Alphabet Inc.’s Google for using its monopoly power over the Android operating system to stifle competition and unfairly drive consumers to its own services.

Continue reading...

Press Release

Consumer Watchdog Praises Europe’s Planned Antitrust Charges Against Google

CONTACT: , 310-392-7041

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog Praises Europe’s Planned Antitrust Charges Against Google

Group Says Action Should Benefit Americans After FTC’s Failure To Act Decisively SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today welcomed news reports that Europe’s competition authorities plan to file formal antitrust charges against Google on Wednesday and added that the action should benefit Americans after the Federal Trade Commission’s failure to take decisive action against the Internet giant.

Continue reading...

Press Release

Consumer Watchdog Urges Europe To File Antitrust Charges Against Google

CONTACT: , 310-392-7041

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog Urges Europe To File Antitrust Charges Against Google

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager to file formal charges against Google in the European Commission’s ongoing antitrust investigation of the Internet giant.

Continue reading...

Press Release

Consumer Watchdog Welcomes Senate Probe of FTC’s Google Antitrust Investigation; Public Interest Group Called For Inquiry After Newspaper Published Key Documents

CONTACT: , 310-392-7041

Monday, March 30, 2015

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog Welcomes Senate Probe of FTC’s Google Antitrust Investigation; Public Interest Group Called For Inquiry After Newspaper Published Key Documents

WASHINGTON – Consumer Watchdog today welcomed plans by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) to examine the Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust investigation of Google that was closed in 2013 without a lawsuit.

Continue reading...

Press Release

Consumer Watchdog Calls On FTC To Re-Open Its Google Investigation; Asks Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On How Google Escaped Prosecution

CONTACT: , 310-392-7041

Friday, March 20, 2015

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog Calls On FTC To Re-Open Its Google Investigation; Asks Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On How Google Escaped Prosecution

WASHINGTON – Consumer Watchdog today called on the Federal Trade Commission to re-open its antitrust investigation of Google and urged the Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee to hold a hearing probing how the Internet giant escaped prosecution for its anticompetitive practices.

Continue reading...

Press Release

Consumer Watchdog Calls On Texas AG To Press Antitrust Case Against Google

CONTACT: , 310-392-7041

Thursday, February 13, 2014

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog Calls On Texas AG To Press Antitrust Case Against Google

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today urged Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to press forward with an antitrust case against Google for unfairly manipulating search results favoring its own services damaging both competitors and consumers.

Continue reading...

Press Release

Consumer Watchdog Objects To EU Commissioners About Proposed Google Settlement

CONTACT: , 310-392-7041

Monday, February 10, 2014

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog Objects To EU Commissioners About Proposed Google Settlement

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog, a U.S. public interest group, has objected to the European Union’s College of Commissioners over the antitrust settlement deal with Google that was announced last week by the Commissioner for Competition, Vice President Joaquin Almunia, the group said today.

Continue reading...

Press Release

Google’s European Antitrust Settlement Proposal Insufficient, Consumer Watchdog Says As Group Releases Google’s Latest Offer and Questions From European Commission

CONTACT: , 310-392-7041

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

0 Comments

Google’s European Antitrust Settlement Proposal Insufficient, Consumer Watchdog Says As Group Releases Google’s Latest Offer and Questions From European Commission

SANTA MONICA, CA – Google’s latest proposal to settle a European antitrust investigation does nothing to solve the underlying problem of how the Internet giant manipulates results and favors its own services in search, Consumer Watchdog said today as it released the proposal and questions the European Commission is asking about it.

Continue reading...

Press Release

Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google to Make EU Antitrust Settlement Offer Public; U.S. Public Interest Group Says It Will Release Latest Proposal If Internet Giant Won’t

CONTACT: , 310-392-7041

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog Challenges Google to Make EU Antitrust Settlement Offer Public; U.S. Public Interest Group Says It Will Release Latest Proposal If Internet Giant Won’t

SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog has challenged Google to make public its latest proposal to settle the European Commission’s antitrust investigation by 5 p.m. Wednesday, or the public interest group said it would release the proposed deal itself.

Continue reading...

Press Release

Consumer Watchdog Urges European Commission To Charge Google In Antitrust Probe

CONTACT: , 310-392-7041

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog Urges European Commission To Charge Google In Antitrust Probe

Latest Settlement Proposal from Internet Giant Is “An Attempt To Obfuscate And Delay” SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on the European Commission to file a formal Statement of Objections against Google in the nearly three-year-old antitrust investigation of the Internet giant and said Google’s latest settlement offer was an attempt to stall the investigation.

Continue reading...

News Clipping

Trust Busters Put Google In Crosshairs

By , THEHILL.COM - HILLICON VALLEY BLOG

Saturday, June 2, 2012

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog, a vocal anti-Google advocacy group, has urged regulators to consider breaking up Google. The group says the company’s search engine is a "gateway" to the Web and that it should be forced to spin off some of its businesses to ensure that it doesn't have an unfair advantage.

Continue reading...

News Clipping

Does Google Want to Own or Organize Information?

By , CNET.COM

Thursday, September 8, 2011

0 Comments

"This is exactly why Google is on the hot seat for antitrust," said Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court, an activist and frequent thorn in Google side. "This is when the search engine becomes the find engine."

Continue reading...

News Clipping

DoJ Green-Lights Google Takeover of ITA with Several Conditions

By , ARS TECHNICA.COM

Friday, April 8, 2011

0 Comments

Consumer Watchdog and the Association for Competitive Technology (ACT) both expressed measured confidence about the proposal as well. Consumer Watchdog said the DoJ's conditions would "focus unprecedented and necessary regulatory scrutiny on the Internet giant," but that even with the rules in place, Google could still drive up ticket prices due to its dominance in search.

Continue reading...